Rotten Movies We Love: The Book

Our first book – featuring 101 Rotten movies we love and essays from some of the world's top critics – is now available. Get your copy today!

by | October 4, 2019 | Comments

“Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it!” 
– Jimmy Fallon

Ever been crushed to learn your favorite movie – or a new one you’re dying to see – has been given the green splat from our infamous Tomatometer? We stand by our critics and Tomatometer scores, but we also feel your pain: Fresh films shouldn’t get all the glory. In our first ever book, the Rotten Tomatoes team – and a cast of some of the world’s most well-known and insightful critics – celebrates 101 movies from the green end of the spectrum that can’t be missed. You’ll find:

  • Box office behemoths that bombed with critics like Space JamBad Boys, and Maleficent.
  • Sci-fi treasures so bad they’re awesome like Cherry 2000Zardoz, and Masters of the Universe.
  • Rare Rottens from Fresh directors like Steven Spielberg’s Hook and Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.
  • Wonderfully weird cult classics like MacGruberEmpire Records, and more.
  • Underrated gems that were ahead of their time like Event HorizonBlade, and The Cable Guy.
  • Sequels worth a second look like Return to OzJurassic Park III, and Rocky IV.

Plus, the book comes with a foreword from Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig.

Rotten Movies We Love is now available. Order your copy now. 

Rotten Movies We Love
(Photo by Running Press)

Praise for Rotten Movies We Love

“Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it!” – Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Rotten Movies We Love will shine a light on underrated movies you’ve never heard of and remind you of the movies that you loved in the theater, hated on the way home, but quoted for the next decade. Some of my favorite movies are in this book.” – Emily V. Gordon, co-writer of The Big Sick

Special Rotten Tomatoes Alamo Drafthouse screening series.

To celebrate the release of Rotten Movies We Love, Rotten Tomatoes is teaming up with Alamo Drafthouse for screenings of three films featured in the book: The Craft, The ‘Burbs, and The Holiday. A total of 27 screenings will take place between October 22 and December 1 in 12 cities across the U.S., including: Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Kansas City, Charlottesville, Raleigh, Springfield, Woodbury, and New Braunfels. Plus, Rotten Tomatoes’ editors will be making appearances at various screenings to introduce the films and offer their commentary.

Check out some pages from inside the book. 

Each section is themed, with chapters celebrating everything from cult classics and movies so bad they’re good to underrated gems that were ahead of their time.

Sections feature detailed write-ups from Rotten Tomatoes editors outlining why these Rotten movies are worth checking out.

Sixteen of the world’s best and most insightful critics contribute essays on Rotten moves they love. Among them, Bilge Ebiri, who writes on Event Horizon.

The book also features infographics that use Rotten Tomatoes’ data to highlight Rotten trends and Rotten records.

Special FandangoNOW Offer For Book Owners

Love the movies you saw in the book? With promo code rotten20, save 20% when you purchase or rent any of the 101 films in the book on FandangoNOW (FandnagoNOW may not have all titles).

To Redeem:

  1. Go to or the FandangoNOW App
  2. Search for your favorite movie in the book
  3. Select Rent or Buy
  4. Sign in or create your free account
  5. Enter the promo code ROTTEN20 at check out and enjoy the show! (Code is not case sensitive.)

Terms: Offer is valid starting 12:00 a.m. PT on 9/23/2019, through 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/31/2020. Must have a Fandango VIP account. Fandango VIP is free to join. FandangoNOW customers get 20% off purchases or rentals (any format), excluding bundles, on the movies featured in the book “Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They’re Good”. Customers must enter the promo code rotten20 to apply the discount at checkout. Void where prohibited by law. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. No adjustments on prior purchases. This is a promotional code and is not to be shared, is not for resale, has no cash value, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Fandango reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time and without notice. This offer is subject to Fandango’s Terms and Policies and Privacy Policy at

Rotten Movies We Love is now available. Order your copy now. 

Tag Cloud

YouTube Premium Comics on TV composers Esquire Ovation DirecTV Apple TV+ Exclusive Video The Arrangement mutant parents HBO superhero TruTV TCA Freeform Television Academy CBS Martial Arts Comedy fast and furious Character Guide National Geographic spy thriller OneApp 2019 Classic Film tv talk Video Games 2018 stoner black Music screenings finale golden globes RT History historical drama franchise deadpool Columbia Pictures Holiday VOD what to watch renewed TV shows 2017 First Look NYCC comic trailers blockbusters BET Awards discovery Summer cooking TLC MCU crime drama Hulu YA Disney Cannes movie comedies die hard TIFF casting Hallmark Christmas movies festivals HBO Max Women's History Month james bond batman Amazon Prime Video hollywood Syfy Countdown Polls and Games San Diego Comic-Con sag awards Black History Month child's play 71st Emmy Awards SXSW kong game of thrones Netflix razzies news spanish language dc Amazon Studios festival Schedule japanese stop motion CNN A24 Calendar FX on Hulu Sneak Peek screen actors guild women game show Reality Competition video on demand australia MTV Super Bowl Marvel Television films directors Vudu emmy awards Creative Arts Emmys Set visit Television Critics Association theme song elevated horror binge Winter TV ABC Family science fiction Marvel APB Epix Trailer south america Awards biography FXX Teen Infographic PBS cars Mudbound Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Chernobyl Sundance Black Mirror green book vampires Mary poppins Awards Tour psychological thriller Trivia Turner Classic Movies Fox News foreign Emmys The Academy OWN kids adventure docuseries WarnerMedia aliens Mary Poppins Returns documentary Adult Swim Bravo Endgame Nat Geo Interview Valentine's Day Star Trek Rom-Com psycho zero dark thirty pirates of the caribbean HBO Go mockumentary The Walking Dead Fox Searchlight classics cats breaking bad IFC Films medical drama Crackle Disney Channel criterion Tarantino BET CBS All Access BAFTA SundanceTV Tubi cults Elton John 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards CMT Hear Us Out Pop Peacock Trophy Talk Election comics animated robots spanish Family Western USA Warner Bros. name the review crime thriller Universal Apple TV Plus Acorn TV hidden camera Lucasfilm Watching Series Christmas Showtime Turner Paramount TBS Masterpiece 20th Century Fox Horror rom-coms universal monsters jurassic park Paramount Network based on movie social media Arrowverse TCA Winter 2020 scorecard venice christmas movies Alien RT21 thriller politics LGBT police drama king kong Lifetime series Cartoon Network Fantasy natural history Oscars Mystery nfl Shudder See It Skip It BBC One documentaries Star Wars quibi justice league 2021 Sony Pictures cops Fall TV cancelled TV shows Opinion transformers Spring TV LGBTQ PlayStation Pirates space rt archives Pixar New York Comic Con versus BBC America asian-american 24 frames toy story Kids & Family Amazon Prime Travel Channel video anthology Walt Disney Pictures true crime El Rey The Walt Disney Company 4/20 dragons miniseries TCM canceled TV shows sequel period drama Shondaland Netflix Christmas movies TV renewals nature Mary Tyler Moore docudrama latino WGN YouTube Holidays a nightmare on elm street adaptation Spectrum Originals Certified Fresh rotten movies we love 21st Century Fox Hallmark Starz TNT 45 french archives satire Binge Guide scary movies Lifetime Christmas movies Stephen King technology Apple Song of Ice and Fire BBC Pet Sematary blockbuster ViacomCBS Brie Larson halloween tv ITV telelvision hist supernatural crossover disaster boxoffice Amazon zombie MSNBC 72 Emmy Awards diversity Legendary zombies Country Avengers doctor who revenge Year in Review 2016 richard e. Grant Animation prank reboot reviews Nominations Food Network TV indie Superheroes witnail SDCC streaming hispanic godzilla Musicals President Quiz Film Festival kaiju werewolf comiccon Extras romantic comedy Marvel Studios Sci-Fi cartoon nbcuniversal VH1 Mindy Kaling The CW First Reviews harry potter ABC YouTube Red critics toronto Tomatazos IFC cancelled TV series movies History indiana jones Heroines GLAAD The Witch Dark Horse Comics GIFs DC Comics strong female leads The Purge 99% NBC concert monster movies 2015 Paramount Plus boxing teaser political drama Thanksgiving Captain marvel CW Seed facebook Tumblr Grammys independent Chilling Adventures of Sabrina free movies Box Office fresh X-Men remakes Film sequels obituary Emmy Nominations Marathons Anna Paquin Lionsgate FX Discovery Channel Logo golden globe awards talk show joker ESPN ABC Signature Britbox Ghostbusters blaxploitation comic books best dogs spider-man TCA 2017 Sundance TV italian canceled travel football Rocky Superheroe DGA worst Red Carpet Rocketman DC Universe Spike TV Land ghosts Biopics dramedy romance American Society of Cinematographers E3 all-time Pop TV chucky Musical Disney+ Disney Plus Crunchyroll Drama Pride Month spain popular ratings Best and Worst Writers Guild of America television Premiere Dates unscripted A&E E! Disney Plus award winner crime book war Disney streaming service Ellie Kemper Cosplay spinoff ID sitcom FOX Baby Yoda rotten serial killer Nickelodeon Reality sports Comedy Central superman Comic Book anime Academy Awards children's TV TCA Awards Broadway worst movies Winners PaleyFest jamie lee curtis dark TV One AMC Podcast singing competition mission: impossible cancelled Funimation 007 Rock USA Network cancelled television DC streaming service Sundance Now slashers Toys dceu GoT halloween 2020 VICE cinemax stand-up comedy laika Action Photos twilight